Terry Balby Dip.Reg.MBACP

Terry Balby Dip.Reg.MBACP


Northdown Hill
St Peters
CT10 3HU

07401 816148

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About me

Whatever you are going through counselling can offer you the opportunity come to terms with and understand your troubles. Perhaps you may be considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life. Counselling can help you make sense of your experiences, reconnect with your inner resources and live life more fully.

I offer a safe, confidential space to talk about your fears or worries and explore difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you look at problems differently, for example cope with a crisis, improve relationships and manage loss/grief.

I provide a range of professional, friendly and non-judgmental psychological services.  With a strong background of working in mental health services for over 25 years I  have extensive experience of a wide range of issues. I work in private practise, NHS counselling services and counselling charities. I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and tailor these to meet your individual circumstances.

Alongside traditional therapies I offer a range of specialist work

  • Wellbeing and mental health.  Helping to cope with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
  • Creative arts therapy. Using various therapeutic approaches e.g. sand trays
  • Understanding sexuality. Specialised work with lesbian, gay, bi sexual and transgender clients
  • Learning disabilities. Tailored counselling services that understand the communication needs of clients with learning disabilities
  • Disability counselling. Helping to cope better with disability and adapting to the changes it brings

Getting Started

Telephone 07401 816148 and I will be able to chat about what you need and make an appointment to meet up. There is no obligation to book a session if you don't feel ready.

  • In certain circumstances I can visit your home and work with you there.
  • I offer a Telephone/Skype counselling service for clients that are unable to attend the service. This might be helpful if you have work commitments or a disability.
  • I respond to all enquiries promptly - If you send an email, a text or leave a voicemail I will usually get back to you within 24 hours, often much sooner.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Mindfulness
  • Couples Counselling
  • Creative arts therapy including Sand tray therapy
  • Drug, Alcohol and Substance misuses
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy
  • CBT
  • Advanced Mental illness
  • Self-harm and suicide
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety and the brain
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • APT DICES risk management

As well as working in private practise, I have substantial experience within mental health services, working within NHS counselling services and counselling charities

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Face to face counselling

  • £40 Weekday sessions 9am – 5pm
  • £45 Evening 5 pm - 9pm and weekends
  • £45 Creative arts counselling
  • £60 Counselling in your own home

Telephone and Skype counselling £25 for half hour session

*Six prepaid sessions will attract 10% discount

All sessions are 50 minutes unless indicated

Fees are negotiable for students & those on low income depending on availability

Further information

Profession memberships and insurance

I am fully insured and in line with my commitment to maintain the highest ethical standards I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold a current DBS enhanced certificate

Facilities and locations

In Whitstable I have a dedicated counselling room which is a comfortable, calm and peaceful. The Service has ample street car parking and is five minutes walk from a main bus route.

I also run counselling services in other locations in Thanet and Herne Bay please contact for more information.

Maps & Directions

Whitstable, CT5
Broadstairs, CT10 3HU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekday 9am -5pm. Evenings appointments available (Whitstable) Saturday morning appointments available(Whitstable)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults